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Scanpy software processes huge amounts of single-cell data

Visualisation of gene expression patterns of murine brain cells generated with Scanpy. Source: Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen.

Scientists from the ICB have developed a program that is able to analyze enormous gene expression datasets. The software, named Scanpy, is a candidate for analyzing the Human Cell Atlas, and has recently been published in ‘Genome Biology’.

Scanpy is the first software that scales comprehensive analysis tasks of single-cell gene-expression datasets with a broad range of machine-learning and statistical methods to more than one million cells.

For more information, see the press release by the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the original publication: Wolf, FA et al. (2018). SCANPY: large-scale single-cell gene expression data analysis, Genome Biology 2018 19:15.

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